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Meaning of “pull your weight” in the English Dictionary

"pull your weight" in British English

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pull your weight

C2 to ​work as hard as other ​people in a ​group: The ​others had ​complained that Sarah wasn't ​pulling her ​weight.
(Definition of pull your weight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pull your weight

to do ​yourfairshare of ​work that a ​group of ​people is doing together: If he doesn't ​startpulling his ​weight, he'll ​lose his ​job.
(Definition of pull your weight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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